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CT-Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis in the Management of Pain Related to Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer: About 2 Cases

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Celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) has become a minimally invasive approach for the management of patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer and abdominal pain unresponsive to medical treatment. CPN has been shown to have long-lasting improvement in abdominal pain and decreased narcotic usage in 70% to 90% of patients. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to report our experience with CPN in the treatment of two cases of advanced pancreatic cancer, with satisfying results in controlling pain. The use of CT scan-guided CPN should be considered and performed relatively early in the course of disease to offer optimal pain relief and increase the patient’s quality of life.

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Souguir, A. , Hammami, A. , Kadri, K. , Mansour, I. , Jaziri, H. , Zayene, A. , Slama, A. , Ksiaa, M. , Brahem, A. , Ajmi, S. and Jmaa, A. (2015) CT-Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis in the Management of Pain Related to Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer: About 2 Cases. Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 5, 37-41. doi: 10.4236/ojgas.2015.55008.

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